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Small plane lands on Arizona freeway; no one hurt

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:37
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A small plane reporting mechanical trouble made an emergency landing on a highway in south-central Arizona, but none of the three people aboard were injured.

Startup working to turn hoverboards into reality

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:12

In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, Arx Pax engineer Shauna Moran demonstrates riding a Hendo Hoverboard in Los Gatos, Calif. Skateboarding is going airborne this fall with the launch of the first real commercially marketed hoverboard which uses magnetics to float about an inch off the ground. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — The more your knees quiver, the more the 90 pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. A high-pitched engine scream bounces from the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward.


William Boyd writes Land Rover-sponsored book

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 23:01

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, William Boyd, the author of the new James Bond novel "Solo" poses for photographers outside the Dorchester Hotel in London. Boyd's nearly 17,000-word story, "The Vanishing Game," comes out Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, as a free download through Amazon.com, Apple and www.thevanishinggame.com. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after turning out the latest James Bond novel, British author William Boyd agreed to write another thriller based on a world famous brand.


GOP win in Alaska adds to party's US Senate sweep

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:51

Bo Brownfield examines ballots at the Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Brownfield is an observer for Republican Dan Sullivan, who had about an 8,100-vote lead over U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, before thousands of absentee and questioned ballots were counted Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska's U.S. Senate seat in a hotly contested race, beating a first-term incumbent as voter disapproval of President Barack Obama swept Democrats out of office and allowed the GOP to seize control of the Senate.


Ohio man jumps from bridge to avoid crash, dies

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:31
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say a man who jumped from a bridge while trying to avoid being struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer has died from injuries he suffered in the fall.

Woman struck, killed on Route 1 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:12

Woman ID'd in fatal Route 1 accident in BensalemPolice say a woman was struck and killed while trying to cross Route 1 South in Bensalem.


Pedestrian struck, killed on Route 1 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 22:11

Woman ID'd in fatal Route 1 accident in BensalemA deadly crash involving a pedestrian has shut down Route 1 South in Bensalem.


Md. district strips religious names from calendar

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:52
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

U.S. states' pot legalization not in line with international law: U.N. agency

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:19

Melvin Clay of the DC Cannabis Campaign holds a sign urging voters to legalize marijuana, in WashingtonVIENNA (Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to legalize marijuana are not in line with international drugs conventions, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said on Wednesday, adding he would discuss the issue in Washington next week. Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream. ...


Police seek 2 men in NYC jewelry store robbery

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 21:15

This image provided by the New York City Police Department shows surveillance video images the two men who are suspected of robbing a New York City jewelry store at gunpoint in broad daylight Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014. Deputy Chief of Detectives William Aubry says one of the store's co-owners was pistol whipped by one of the suspects and suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say the search is on for two men who robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint in New York City's Diamond District.


Vermont man asks for new trial in teacher death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:35
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home and then killing her is asking for a new trial.

Blaze forces residents from Delaware Co. apartments

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:33

Blaze forces residents from Delaware Co. apartmentsOfficials say a fast-moving fire forced several residents from a Marple Township, Pennsylvania apartment building early Wednesday morning.


Judge to review competency of Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:08
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday is scheduled to review the mental competency of a girl accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character. The girl, Morgan Geyser, and her friend, Anissa Weier, were both 12 when they were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on a friend the morning after a sleepover in late May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee. ...

Chicago expected to pass law to stem redevelopment of cheap hotels

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:04
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago City Council is expected to pass an ordinance on Wednesday that will make it tougher to redevelop single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels, which advocates say will protect residents from homelessness. Hotel residents are often disabled, veterans or seniors on fixed incomes. Advocates for the poor say that over 2,000 SRO units have been lost to redevelopment in gentrifying neighborhoods in the past three years, forcing some residents onto the streets. ...

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:01

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to convene 2nd Atlantic City summit todayGov. Chris Christie is set to hold his second Atlantic City summit since September as the state and city cope with a failing gambling.


US-China climate deal aims to prod others to act

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:42

US-China climate deal aims to prod others to actA groundbreaking agreement struck by the United States and China is putting the world's two worst polluters on a faster track to curbing global warming.


Pedestrian struck on Route 1 in Bensalem

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:18

Woman struck, killed on Route 1 in BensalemA crash involving a pedestrian has shut down Route 1 South in Bensalem.


Swede wins World Series of Poker, $10M top prize

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:11

Martin Jacobson holds up the World Series of Poker main event bracelet after winning the tournament and its $10 million prize, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. Ryan Riess, who won the tournament last year, is at right. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Swedish man who got his start playing online poker after late restaurant nights while he trained to be a chef is $10 million richer after winning the top World Series of Poker main event prize Tuesday night.


2nd hole forms in Tampa Bay-area neighborhood

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:10
HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) — A second hole has formed in a Tampa Bay-area neighborhood where a hole developed in a driveway and swallowed a car.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:01

Jerrod Knight of the Navy Ceremonial Guard, center, cheers with the crowd on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, during the Concert for Valor. The Veterans Day event is hosted by HBO, Starbucks and Chase and is free and open to the public. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: